CrossFit/ Running/ Winston-Salem

CrossFit Progress & New Running Shoes

Hey guys! Happy Tuesday! I’ve had a lot of fun things going on this past week since I last blogged. Let’s catch up! 

1. I finally got kipping pull-ups down! Previously I had only done two kipping pull-ups, EVER. And then we did the workout “Cindy” (pull-ups, push-ups, squats) and I pulled a band out for the pull-ups and just tried a couple kipping pull-ups before we began and I did them. So, I figured I’d try to do a few in the workout and then go back to my usual banded pull-ups. And I ended up going ALL the pull-ups (15 rounds of 5 pull-ups) kipping, all unbroken, never touching the band. I was SOOOOO excited.

2. I tore my hand from all those pull-ups. Pretty sure this makes me an official CrossFitter. And blogging about it makes me officially official. 

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3. After those pull-ups, I could barely move for three days. ha! I woke up the next three mornings and could barely push myself up in bed. My lats were SO dang sore. 

4. Tommy took me to the most amazing Mexican restaurant in Winston-Salem, La Perlita Tacos & Restaurante. I’d never heard of it before and I never want to eat Mexican food anywhere else. I got the mole and he got the enchiladas. Both were amazing. The corn tortillas were soooo good. 

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5. I got new running shoes: Brooks PureFlow 2 in the kids sizes. Perks of having small feet. My friend Paula (who is my go-to for all things running) said that most kids’ shoes are the exact same as adults except a bit wider. And that’s perfect for me since I typically need a wide shoe anyway. 

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6. I ran 5 miles on Sunday. I definitely don’t have the speed or endurance I used to when all I did was run. It’s still a really strange thing to not be running 30+ miles a week but I’m going with what my body craves and what workouts sound fun. And currently, CrossFit or Bootcamp sound the most fun. Last night’s bootcamp was a sweat fest – 50 calorie row, 50 lunges (I used a 15# plate), 50 sit-ups. Then 40, 30, 20, 10. It took me 24 minutes and 32 seconds. 

Hope you have an awesome day! 


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18 Comments

  • Reply
    Sana
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    I am hoping to squeeze myself into a kids uggs or northface! So much cheaper!

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    Julie
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    Congrats on the pullups! That’s quite an accomplishment to go from 2 to 75!!(Although I could’ve done without the hand pic…) 😉

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    Paula
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    ?? The shoes! Hope you like them, and I didn’t tell you wrong! If so – blame the Newton rep! I’m definitely no expert!! 🙂

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    Sarah
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    Awesome on the pull ups! Don’t you love having small feet?! I think it’s funny how when we are exercising it feels like we are using our muscles but not really “feeling it” until it’s like oh crap I’m sore.

    I’m a womens 5-5.5 and I buy a 2.5 in the kids Toms for school 🙂 much more durable I find and saving money. Win win.

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    Courtney R
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    Your pull ups look fantastic!! Keep up the hard work! I see butterfly pull ups in the near future! 🙂

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    Kristen
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    I’m a women’s 6 so a kid’s 4. I love buying fun flats for work in kids sizes!

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    Kelsey
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    Ouch for your hands! Amazing work on those pull-ups; they feel amazing once you get them. I would maybe recommend The Natural Grips for the future so you don’t rip again. I love mine, and really feel they have saved me from the days of ripping terribly!

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    Katie
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    yahooo! killin’ it with the workouts 😉 & that mexican food…YUM!

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    Amber @ Busy, Bold, Blessed
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    Congrats on your pull ups! I’m jealous that you were able to string them together. I’m so close… I feel like it’s about to click.

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    Emily
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    Kids running shoes are not as durable as adult shoes – I buy kids shoes for wearing around but not for running because they don’t last as long!

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      oh good to know!! thanks! I’ll pay closer attention now that I know I may need to replace them sooner than later!

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    Jess
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    Hi Teri – I’m Meg’s friend Jess. I heard the same as the above commenter – that the quality of materials used in kids shoes weren’t as good (I bought New Balance before in kids and definitely could not run in them – could tell a big difference in quality). Just fyi, but I hope it’s different for you!

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      Teri [a foodie stays fit]
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      Hi Jess – thanks for the heads up! I ran in them again today and I didn’t really like them. I couldn’t tell if the quality was off or if I’m just not used to a new shoe that’s slightly different from my previous model. I’m inclined to return them…

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    RLR
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    My mom can snag a kids’ size in Keens – she wears them for boating/fishing, which doesn’t demand the support/durability as running. I, on the other hand, have feet as big as boats – no kids’ sizes here….
    I’m putting that restaurant on my list to try! Mmmm – corn tortillas!

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